This site provides a multitude of resources for students to learn how to prevent and control diseases. Includes audio articles about communicable and noncommunicable diseases as well as activities involving historical fiction and epidemics. There are also eThemes Resources on Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases, Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection, Polio, Environmental Health, and the Flu.
This site provides a large amount of information dealing with health, flu, disease and how to stay healthy. Interactive games, videos and parent information are given. This site may also be viewed in Spanish.
BAM! Center for Disease Control
This site is maintained by the Center for Disease Control and provides an abundance of health information. Interactive activities, slide shows, and many activities that can be downloaded are provided.
Physical Health: How germs are spread
This site provides a lesson to identify how germs are spread, diseases that can be caught, and benefits of hand washing. This is for primary students.
Germs and the Body
This lesson provides an activity for grades 3-5 to learn where germs live, how they get into and affect the body, and how the body fights germs.
Diseases: Cold and Flu Basics
This short video demonstrates how the cold virus spreads and what it looks like. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading
This site provides a complete literature and research unit using novels to understand infectious disease and epidemics.
Infection Detection Protection
This site provides links for students to view what microbes that cause disease look like, dust mites, and rhinovirus. Learn how Lou got the Flu, how to fight infection with the "Play Infection!" game and how to avoid infectious diseases.
eThemes Resource: Health: Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection
Sites are about germs (bacteria and viruses) and diseases. Covers tips for disease prevention, such as hand-washing, food safety, vaccines, etc. Includes lesson plans, hands-on activities and interactive games. There is also a link to eThemes Resources on Microbes: Bacteria and Fungi.
eThemes Resource: Health: Flu
These sites focus on the flu. Learn about different types of the flu, causes of the flu, as well as prevention and cure of the flu. Also find out differences between regular flu, swine flu, and bird flu. Includes videos, downloadable materials, and lesson plans. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Viral Diseases and Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection.
eThemes Resource: Health: Polio
These sites about polio explain how the disease is spread and the efforts to eradicate it by 2005. Find out where in the world there has been a recent increase in polio cases. See photographs documenting the fight against polio, and explore interactive timelines to learn why new cases have drastically decreased since the 1950s. Read biographies about Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, inventors of two different polio vaccines. Also learn about the iron lung and how it helped people with polio. Includes information about author Peg Kehret’s book, “Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio.”
eThemes Resource: Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases
These sites provide an overview of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Learn about the differences between communicable and non-communicable diseases. There is information about basic causes, symptoms and treatment of diseases as well as prevention and transmission of diseases. Includes lesson plans, games, and quizzes. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Prevention and Control of Diseases, Viral Diseases, Vaccinations, Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection, and AIDS/HIV.
eThemes Resource: Environmental Health
This site provides a wealth of links to environmental health issues aimed at children and teens. Information for parents and educators is also included in many of the links. Interactive games, puzzles, downloads for hand-outs are also included for teaching. Included are eThemes resources on Recycling.